Holly Wayne Productions

Home About the Artist News & Articles Gallery Interior Design Staging Contact Us
 

 Shows & Exhibits 

 Tribute To 9/11 

 SAMA Installation 

 Video News-spots 

 FDNY Photo-spot 

 Magazine Articles 

 Michelle Wright's Blog 
 


The National September 11th Memorial & Museum


"Will open in spring 2014 as the country's principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11's continuing significance."

Artist's Registry: Holly Wayne



Shows & Exhibits


When the Smoke Clears: Braddock Ironworks

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Sunday December 4, 2011
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Sunday December 4, 2011

(Click to enlarge.)

Rivers of Steel

Location: Point Park University
Lawrence Hall Gallery
Wood Street & Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

September 2011 - March 15, 2012

Rivers of Steel and all exhibits in the school's gallery are free to the public during the regular business hours of Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call the Lawrence Hall Gallery Information Line at 412-392-8008.

Rivers of Steel at Point Park University celebrates our region's rich industrial heritage through works of art. Pittsburgh's history may have been forged in steel, but a new exhibit Point Park University displays that history in ink, paint, plaster, bronze and photography.

"Rivers of Steel at Point Park University" features 25 works -- paintings, lithographs, photographs and sculptures -- that each in its own way celebrates Pittsburgh's rich industrial heritage.

Organized by John Tomayko, Ph.D
Featuring works from the collections at:
TomaykoArts,
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
The Duquesne Club



Top

  space


TRIBUTE TO 9/11



9/11 tenth Anniversary: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh,PA

Holly Wayne's 9/11 piece, NEW YORK: 98.6 was featured at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church for the 10th Anniversary of the attack. (Pittsburgh, PA.)

 

 

Holly's 9/11 piece at the 10th anniversary memorial at E. Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg PA Interior of East Liberty Presbyterian Church





  space




SAMA INSTALLATION HONORS WORLD TRADE CENTER

  

Loretto – The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is pleased to announce the opening of a one-work installation on view in the Museum’s lobby.

Holly Wayne: Tribute to World Trade Center – 9/11 features the work, New York: 98.6. Wayne, a Pittsburgh artist, created the work to preserve the memory of the New York skyline prior to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The installation will be on view through February 7, 2009.

“I was moved by the images of the city while living there as a student in the 1970's,” said Wayne. “New York: 98.6 serves to remind us about what makes our country great and helps preserve the essence of the past. As Ground Zero is transformed in this millennium, I feel relieved knowing that I have created this piece of art that preserves the original World Trade Center skyline and its place in history.”

The piece is constructed out of dozens of artifacts and found objects and assembled in a bas-relief accentuated by a background of the metallic resin, MetalarTM, of which Wayne is also the inventor. The piece is comprised from an interesting array of media, including refrigerator coils, lead tire weights, ice cube trays, saw blades, a battery terminal, architectural compass, cake pan, car heater and car battery, among others. New York: 98.6 measures more than six feet in length and weighs 250 pounds.

Wayne grew up in Pittsburgh, surrounded by images of fiery steel mills and iron-beamed bridges. Her love of industrial materials can be traced to childhood visits with her father to various construction sites where he worked. Wayne moved to New York City, where she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Interior Design. She has been a practicing artist (and interior designer) for more than 20 years. Over the years, she has built a reputation among collectors for the quality and distinctiveness of her art, and is sought-after for commissions.

“Holly Wayne’s approach to creating art is very unique,” said SAMA Interim Curator Bobby Moore. “She recycles found objects that she calls ‘industrial artifacts.’ She spends time at flea markets and junkyards gathering interesting metal parts from old cars, kitchen appliances and countless other objects that would otherwise deteriorate. She gives these objects a new life and purpose, incorporating them into her industrial landscapes with the precision of an architect.

“This is the case with New York: 98.6, which serves as her way of preserving the memory of the World Trade Center prior to the devastating tragedy of 9/11. In this work, the World Trade Center towers are forever standing proud and dominant. We are honored to show this beautiful work of art in a memoriam of that fateful day in history.”

Also on view at the Museum is Biennial 2008. Over the years, the exhibition has come to be known as one of the premier exhibitions for contemporary local artists. This year’s installment offers 85 works from 51 artists in a variety of media, including photography, watercolor, wood, oil, lithography, clay, steel and acrylic, among other media. Biennial 2008 will remain on view through February 7.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is located on the campus of Saint Francis University. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Museum is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call the Museum at (814) 472-3920 or visit www.sama-art.org.

Bobby Moore, Curator



Top

space

 



Video News-spot


Watch Ms. Wayne's News-spot:
Channel 2 KDKA, Pittsburgh Nightly News
Feature October 2004



Top

space

FDNY Photo-spot

 

Firehouse

 

Firemen

December 19, 2002 in front of FDNY Engine House 55 on Wall Street

 

Holly Wayne was concerned that after 9/11, people might be upset by her work depicting the World Trade Center. Wanting to find out what others thought, she took NEW YORK 98.6 to the people who would likely be the most offended in order to gauge their impressions--the FDNY on Wall Street. The Firemen loved it and encouraged her to display it publicly.

 Firemen

Ms. Wayne has created a remarkable miniaturized image from artifacts that memorializes those who passed away in the terrorist attack that demolished the WTC buildings. All of the artifacts used to create this work of art were collected before 9/11, and now serve as a connection to both worlds past and present. NEW YORK 98.6 is a fine tribute to the industries and people of a bygone era.


Regis

Regis

   
She also put the piece on an easel on the Avenue of the Americas to get the opinions of the people walking by and, as you can see from everyone's reaction (including Regis), they also loved it.



Top

space

 



Magazine Articles
(Click to enlarge.)



Pittsburgh Magazine article on staging
PITTSBURGH Magazine, Holly Wayne feature, June 2009



space
VM & SD Magazine, Bloomindgale's Metalar(TM) Floor



space
Metalar Table



space
VM & SD Magazine, NADI Show (Nat' l Assoc Display Industry)
Red Metalar(TM) Walls, Jacob Javitz Center, NYC 1989



space
RETAIL ATTRACTION Magazine, UK - NADI Show
Metalar(TM) Walls & Screen, Jacob Javitz Center, NYC 1989
Metalar walls and screen by Holly Wayne



space
VM & SD Magazine, Handmade Metalar(TM) Resin



space
VM & SD Magazine, Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA - decorative lit Metalar(TM) panels



space
VM & SD Magazine, Figali Panama, Metalar(TM) Wall



space
SAG HARBOR EXPRESS Newspaper, Holly Wayne sculptures, Honorable Mention



space
VM & SD Magazine, Metalar(TM) Walls & Screen



space
VM & SD Magazine Feature, Metalar(TM) Fixtures, Accente - Scottsdale, AZ



space
RETAIL STORE IMAGE, UK, Feature, Accente - Scottsdale, AZ





Top

space

 



Michelle Wright Blog
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Local Artist

 

There is a very impressive local artist you may want to check out online if you have a few extra seconds.

Her name is Holly Wayne. I recently ran into Holly at an event at Nemacolin Woodlands resort. She was showing the piece you see here. Isn't it wonderful? It's even better in person. Holly grew up in Pittsburgh and I think it translates into her art. Her site is www.hollywayne.com.

 

New York

 

Her pieces are industrial and beautiful and interesting and modern and sentimental and as you can tell I love it. She says the steel mills of her childhood inspired many of her pieces. That's clear. I think that's why I like her stuff so much is because it is Pittsburgh.

Holly told me, "We all need to remember our past, because it has made us who we are.  Cultures preserve their history and teach their lessons to their young through stories.  Once the stories are lost, they are lost forever.  The same is true for our artifacts.  I think that artists are today's storytellers.

"I am drawn to the spirit of America's past and I want to preserve a sense of what was. Many industries are represented in my work through artifacts and discarded found objects.   "I want us to remember what it was that made our country great.  Although I do create modern pieces, much of my art reflects America's industrial past.   It becomes a kind of snapshot of that era, integrating in a three-dimensional way, scenes that are interesting to look at and historically significant. 

"In 1999, I started to feel a constant urge to create a New York skyline piece and began collecting artifacts. Then, when the tragedy struck on 9/11, I understood the reason why.

Like many Americans, I was compelled to visit Ground Zero.  For most of us, these visits were a pilgrimage.  I think we all needed to make some sense out of what had happened.

 

 

""During that trip, I became concerned that the original setting of the World Trade Center would be lost by the appearance of so many new buildings.  Architecture, like art, reflects the spirit of a people and of their time.  For me, and for millions of others, the World Trade Center was a symbol of our strength as a nation, our aspirations, and our need to strive and excel.  I feel relieved knowing that I have created this piece of art that preserves the original World Trade Center skyline and its place in history."

While she was in New York, even Regis stopped by to check out her stuff. If you'd like to see it in person... some of her work is on display at the Nemacolin gallery through the end of the year.

 

 

Top

space

Home |About The Artist |News |Gallery |Interior Design |Staging |Contact Us


All content and images © Copyright 1990- Holly Wayne Productions unless otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved.